We hate congestion as much as you do. With traffic services on your navigator, you’ll avoid traffic caused by accidents, construction or other delays. Our traffic services work with your device to suggest alternate routes and guide you around trouble spots. It sifts through all kinds of traffic data to find you the quickest, most hassle-free route. Automatically. So you don’t have to mess with traffic.
Garmin HD Digital Traffic® delivers updates as often as every 30 seconds over the HD Radio™ system. That’s up to 10 times more often than other analog traffic receivers.
Lifetime¹ HD Digital Traffic is included with select navigators in the Prestige series nüvis. Add an HD Digital Traffic receiver (GTM 60) to get HD Digital Traffic on compatible Advanced and Prestige series nüvis. Check the coverage map³ for details.
With our Smartphone Link app on your mobile phone, Live Traffic provides up-to-date “live” traffic information to your navigator using your existing mobile data plan².
Live Traffic is updated every 2 minutes and receives more than 1,000 messages every update cycle. This real-time information is available through a premium Smartphone Link subscription. Check the coverage map³ for details.
Garmin Traffic delivers updates to our navigators over one of the most extensive traffic avoidance systems. The Garmin Traffic system checks traffic conditions more than 2 billion times a month to help you avoid delays due to accidents, construction or rush-hour congestion.
Lifetime¹ Traffic is included with select Advanced series nüvis. Check the coverage map³ for details.
You’re familiar with radio station traffic reports that tell you about wrecks, slow downs and construction delays, right? Garmin Traffic does the same thing, except you don’t have to wait for the traffic report on the radio station. Your navigator monitors traffic conditions automatically on your specific route and in your area³.
How does it help you?
Your navigator with traffic not only informs you about delays on your route, it can suggest alternate routes and guide you around the trouble spots. It even can automatically route you around trouble spots without you having to do anything.
Where does the traffic data come from?
We use one of the most extensive traffic data collection systems in the world. It analyzes traffic flow data collected from more than 2 billion observation points every month.
data from millions of Garmin device owners
data from millions of cellular phone owners
radio feeds of live information
historical traffic data from NAVTEQ Traffic Supply
historical traffic data from Garmin device owners
fixed traffic sensors on major roads giving extremely accurate traffic reports
Using traffic data collected from more observation points, more often, is how your navigator creates efficient driving routes for you.
Get a Device with Lifetime Traffic
Our navigators with “T” in the model name include lifetime traffic. You don't have to purchase a separate traffic receiver or subscription to get traffic alerts. Just plug in your navigator and go.
Add new traffic services to get traffic alerts at your destination. If you are traveling to Europe, where it is generally more difficult to acquire a signal, you may also want to purchase an antenna extension cable.
¹Free lifetime traffic updates may not be transferred to another person or another Garmin product. Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver (as long as you own a compatible Garmin GPS) or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. A traffic receiver’s “useful life” means the period during which the receiver (a) has the required technical capabilities to utilize current traffic data service and (b) is capable of operating as intended without major repairs. Traffic content not available for all areas.
²Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan’s data and roaming rates.
³Not available in all areas. Check coverage maps for details. RDS and HD Coverage maps represent predicted RF signal density at a given location and are not intended to predict reception performance. Interference caused by geographic environment, receiver antenna type or nearby market frequencies may affect reception performance.